Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Seaplane restrictions in Wisconsin waters

This is a list of known lakes that have specific restrictions covering seaplane operations. There may be lakes with restrictions that do not appear on this list. There are communities that have ordinances that may contain general or specific references that could impact seaplane operations. These ordinances may contain references to motor-powered craft, boat, watercraft, power-driven boat, self-propelled boat, combustion engine craft, houseboat operations and alike.

We want to alert all seaplane pilots to contact the local lake or river authority before attempting to use these or any other surface water for seaplane operations.

Lake County Authority
Bear Lake Barron Town of Bear Lake
Upper Eau Claire Lake Bayfield Town of Barnes
Lake Mendota Dane City of Madison
Lake Monona Dane City of Madison
Lake Wingra Dane City of Madison
Eagle Harbor Door Town of Ephraim
Interfalls Lake Douglas DNR
Lake Altoona Eau Claire City of Altoona
Auburn Lake Fond du Lac Town of Auburn
Buttermilk Lake Fond du Lac Town of Auburn
Cedar Lake Fond du Lac Town of Osceola
Crooked Lake Fond du Lac Town of Auburn
Dickman Lake Fond du Lac Town of Auburn
Forest Lake Fond du Lac Town of Auburn
Kettle Moraine Lake Fond du Lac Town of Osceola
Little Mud Lake Fond du Lac Town of Auburn
Long Lake Fond du Lac Town of Osceola
Maute Lake Fond du Lac DNR
Mud Lake Fond du Lac Town of Osceola
Spring Lake Fond du Lac Town of Auburn
Spruce Lake Fond du Lac Town of Osceola
Governor Dodge State Park Iowa DNR
Lake Ripley Jefferson Town of Oakland
Rock Lake Jefferson Town of Lake Mills
Spring Lake Jefferson Village of Palmyra
Elizabeth Lake Kenosha Village of Twin Lakes
Marie Lake Kenosha Village of Twin Lakes
Yellowstone Lake Lafayette DNR
Bass Lakes Menominee Town of Menominee
LaMotte Lake Menominee Town of Menominee
Legend Lake Menominee Town of Menominee
Moshawquit Lake Menominee Town of Menominee
Spirit Lake Menominee Town of Menominee
Wolf River Menominee Town of Menominee
Lake of the Dalles Polk DNR
Wisconsin River Portage Town of Plover
Brown’s Lake Racine Town of Burlington
Lake Tichigan Racine Town of Waterford
Long Lake Racine Town of Burlington
Mong Lake Racine Town of Norway
Waubeesee Lake Racine Town of Norway
Wind Lake Racine Town of Norway
Devils Lake Sauk DNR
Lake Delton Sauk Village of Lake Delton
Lake Redstone Sauk Town of LaValle
Elkhart Lake Sheboygan Town of Elkhart Lake
Lake Seven Sheboygan DNR
Willow River State Park St. Croix DNR
Crystal Lake Vilas DNR
Kawaquesaga Vilas Town of Minocqua
Minocqua Vilas Town of Minocqua
Tomahawk Vilas Town of Minocqul
Lake Beulah Walworth Town of East Troy
Lauderdale Lake Walworth Town of LaGrange
Pleasant Lake Walworth Town of LaGrange
Potten Lake Walworth Town of Richmond
Turtle Lake Walworth Town of Richmond
Whitewater Lake Walworth Town of Richmond
Leesome Lake Washburn Town of Madge
Amy Bell Lake Washington Town of Richfield
Bark Lake Washington Town of Richfield
Big Cedar Lake Washington Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District
Friess Lake Washington Town of Richfield
Lake Five Washington Town of Richfield
Little Cedar Lake Washington Town of West Bend
Lucas Lake Washington Town of West Bend
Silver Lake Washington Town of West Bend
Wallace Lake Washington Town of Trenton
Ottawa Lake Waukesha DNR
Pewaukee Lake Waukesha Town of Delafield
Pine Lake Waukesha Village of Chenequa
Spencer Lake Waupaca Town of Dayton
Stratten Lake Waupaca Town of Dayton
Waupaca Chain of Lakes Waupaca City of Waupaca
Neenah Harbor Winnebago Town of Neenah

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Last modified: March 11, 2013

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